'Blindspotting' Full Cast List: Meet Jaylen Barron and other Starz drama stars
Carlos Lopez Estrada’s ‘Blindspotting’ blew everyone away when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. The movie earned universal acclaim and went on to become one of the most amazing films of that year. Created by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, the project currently holds a rating of 94% on the review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Now in 2021, Diggs and Casal are bringing the story to the small screen with a ‘Blindspotting’ TV series for Starz. The show takes place six months after the events that took place in the movie. Ashley Jones (Jasmine Cephas Jones) and her son are forced to move in with her boyfriend's mother and sister following his arrest. However, their lives are turned upside down when Miles (Casal) is suddenly incarcerated and they are forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.
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Apart from some old characters, we will be introduced to some new characters in the series as well. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Blindspotting’.
Jasmine Cephas Jones as Ashley Jones
Born on July 21, 1989, Jasmine Cephas Jones is one of the brightest talents in Hollywood right now. She started her professional acting career in 2013 with roles in movies and TV shows like ‘Titus’ and ‘Blue Bloods’. Jones, who attended Berklee College of Music and Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, played the role of Kenisha in a theatre production named ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’.
She gained wider prominence after playing the character of Maria Reynolds and Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Rensselaer in the original off-Broadway production of ‘Hamilton’ (2015). The recording of the stage play was then released as a musical film in 2020. She was recently seen in the TV series ‘#FreeRayshawn’ and garnered a lot of praise for her acting. Jones went on to win a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category for portraying Tyisha on the show.
Jaylen Barron as Trish
Barron made her television debut in 2012, appearing in shows like ‘Bones’ and ‘Shake It Up’. She had recurring roles in projects such as ‘See Dad Run’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie’. Barron was one of the pivotal characters in the series ‘Shameless’, which starred William H Macy in the lead role. In 2017, Barron was cast in the role of Zoe Phillips in the Netflix original drama series ‘Free Rein’. She has starred in all three seasons of the series, as well as appearing in two feature-length ‘Free Rein’ films.
Helen Hunt as Rainey
Academy Award-winning star Helen Hunt needs no introduction. She has been a part of the industry for more than 30 years and starred in more than 100 projects. Hunt started her film career in 1977 with the movie ‘Rollercoaster’. She achieved a lot of success at the initial part of her career and gave a lot of hits like ‘Trancers’, ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘The Waterdance’ and ‘Twister’.
In 1997, Hunt went on to star in the movie ‘As Good As It Gets’ alongside Jack Nicholson. She won the Best Actress trophy at the Academy Awards in 1998. Apart from that, she also won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her acting in the movie.
Meanwhile, she was nominated for her second Academy Award in 2012 for ‘The Sessions’. She received nominations at every award ceremony that took place in 2013, including Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and SAG Awards.
Apart from acting, she has also directed a lot of episodes for some of the finest TV shows like ‘This is Us’, ‘Californication’, ‘The Politician’ and ‘House of Lies’.
Atticus Woodward as Sean
Born in California, the six-year-old actor started his acting career in 2019 with a cameo appearance in the TV series ‘Shameless’. Atticus booked his first audition, a commercial for The Honest Company, at the young age of two. In his spare time, Atticus enjoys baseball, basketball, and spending time with his family. He has more than 2,300 followers on Instagram.
Candace Nicholas-Lippman as Janelle
Candace Nicholas-Lippman is an actress and a youth educator who helps people from vulnerable communities in various forms. She started her acting career by appearing in a couple of short films like ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Story’. In 2017, she made a cameo appearance in the hit TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. Nicholas-Lippman had recurring roles in television shows such as ‘Airport Security Guard’ and ‘Good Trouble’.
Excited about the ‘Blindspotting’ TV series? Catch the highly-anticipated TV series exclusively on Starz on Sunday, June 13 at 9 pm EST.